office apps

Chris Hill chris at
Tue Jun 8 02:12:49 UTC 2010

On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Chip Camden wrote:

> [...] I do have clients who send me Word docs, and one who requires that 
> I send them specs in Word format.  For that, I guess I'm stuck using 
> some behemoth office tool, if only for converting from a different 
> format.  I'm currently doing that work on a Windows workstation, but I'd 
> like to limit my involvement with Windows to only developing for it when 
> I must.

I have clients like that too. What I've done - only once or twice, and 
really just to be a dick - is to do my writeup in ASCII text, then `mv foo 
foo.doc`. There, it's in word format! And Word really can open the file, 

Chris Hill               chris at
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